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biikman 09-20-2006 09:34 AM

removing carpet tips...
Hi all. We are going to be getting new carpet installed soon. After finding out how much they all charge to remove and haul away the old carpet, I decided to remove it up myself. I thought I would ask the experts for tips, tricks etc since I have never done anything like this before.
best regards

Floorwizard 09-20-2006 12:15 PM

When removing the carpet and pad, there will be staples with chunks of pad trapped in them if it was installed on a wood subfloor.
instead of pulling up all the staples, you can just rub your shoe across the staple to remove the pad chunks.
Cut the carpet into managable strips if you have to as well.

biikman 09-20-2006 12:20 PM

So the staples don't need to be removed then. that will save some time! Should they be tapped down? We've also noticed some squeaky floorboards. I think this would be a good time to tighten them up. is it as easy as just putting another nail or two into the offending floorboards?
thanks for the response!

Floorwizard 09-20-2006 09:59 PM

just pound the staples down.

throw down some dryweall screws to get rid of squeaks.

biikman 10-02-2006 12:04 PM

thanks for the feedback and tips. Next weekend is the go date for installation, so will be pulling it up soon.
best regards

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